My name is Gunnar Van Vliet. I have been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and worked in a wide range of fields from manual labour to marketing to far East manufacturing. I’ve worked alone and I’ve managed teams. As a small business owner I learned the systems that rule finances, staffing, legality, marketing, purchasing and sales. It hasn’t always been an easy road, but my hard work has always resulted in success.
Now, after so much hard work and learning, like many seasoned professionals, I am enjoying the opportunity to share my knowledge with other young and new entrepreneurs. I wrote my book, The Business Manual, both as a reflective guide for myself and as a distilled reference manual for those who come to me for help. My grandfather lovingly said it best: “Gunnar, I wish I would have had this book when I was in business school. So much of what they taught us had no bearing on what I had to do in my business. This should be the first book every new businessperson should read.”